Tag: Home Health Compare

Home Health Compare, other CMS compare tools to be retired Dec. 1

CMS announced that it will retire the original compare tools Dec. 1. Released in early September, Care Compare at Medicare.gov replaces the original compare tools, including Nursing Home Compare, Hospital Compare, and Physician Compare. Care Compare streamlines the eight original health care compare tools and can be used to find and compare health care providers, […]

Corrected provider preview reports and star rating preview reports reposted

There was an error on the home health agency provider preview reports and the quality of patient care star rating preview reports that were posted on June 25, 2020. The previous reports contained the home health agency observed values instead of the risk-adjusted values. The reports have been corrected and are available by selecting “My […]

Big changes coming to Home Health Compare ‘later this year’

CMS is working to incorporate new improvements to Home Health Compare and other Compare tools to help patients find health care providers in various settings around the care continuum. Currently, when users visit Medicare.gov, they have eight different Compare tools to go to — Hospital, Nursing Home, Home Health, Dialysis Facility, Long-term Care Hospital, Inpatient […]

CMS announces delay in posting preview reports for October 2019 refresh

Provider preview reports and star ratings preview reports for the October 2019 Home Health Compare refresh will be delayed until early July. CMS announced the delay on its website June 24. Preview reports for the October refresh were expected July 3. The delay is due to CMS efforts to align display of two measures what […]

Home health star rating preview reports are now available

Source: Home Health Line Agencies can now use CASPER to download quality of patient care star rating preview reports for the April 2019 Home Health Compare refresh, according to CMS. Beginning in April, the measure “Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver” will be removed from quality of care star ratings. The measure “Improvement […]

CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019. Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly […]

Incorrect quality measure data to be updated, CMS says

Source: Home Health Line Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for home health agencies, but CMS says the data will be corrected before the measure is publicly reported on Home Health Compare. The denominator counts for the measure “Percent of residents or patients with pressure ulcers that […]